Mumbai, April 13 (ANI): In a bid to defend his nephew, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar today said the controversy over Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's comments about 'urinating in a dam to fill it up' should end as the minister has apologised.
This statement comes amidst increasing demands from the opposition in the state asking for the deputy chief minister's resignation.
In an attempt to dilute the issue, Sharad Pawar admitted that his nephew's comments were inappropriate and improper, and added that he had realised his mistake.
He further said, "His (Ajit Pawar's) speech was inappropriate and improper. Anyone who holds a seat of power must remember that with regard to issues that particularly concern the lives of people, they must be extra careful about what they say. I think his stand on the issue was wrong," he said, and added, "Once a person realises that he has made a mistake and once he has apologised for the same, I think the issue should be laid to rest."
Earlier, in the wake of the water-gate fiasco, Ajit Pawar termed it as the biggest mistake of his political life. (ANI)